COLUMBUS, OH (January 24, 2017)—The Columbus Foundation’s Fund for Financial Innovation (FFI) provided support to a number of local nonprofit organizations working innovatively in 2016, from workshops and trainings to expanding social enterprise efforts.
The Columbus Foundation named Tanny Crane and Jane Grote Abell winners of The Spirit of Columbus Award at an event held at the Foundation on April 18.
The Spirit of Columbus Award, affectionately known as the “Jerries” in honor of aviatrix Jerrie Mock, recognizes individuals who have exhibited exemplary community spirit through their accomplishments.
The Columbus Foundation’s position as the eighth-largest community foundation in the country was assured in 2017, as the assets of the organization grew to $2.27 billion on the strength of gifts and impressive investment returns of nearly 20 percent. Donors and friends learned the news during the Foundation’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy event, which recognizes generous community members and the outstanding nonprofit organization of the year.
The Columbus Foundation today announced record-setting investments in the central Ohio arts sector for 2019, as well as additional grants aimed to support the growth and innovation of visionary nonprofits in our community.
Twenty-four grants totaling nearly $30,000 were recently awarded from the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Academy Fund of The Columbus Foundation; the company also provided in-kind support to seven additional projects.
Local nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for central Ohioans will receive a boost as 2015 kicks off—with 36 grants recently approved by the Foundation’s Governing Committee, totaling $679,795. Junior Achievement receives support for New Frontiers program and Harmony Project is named Continuous Improvement grant recipient.
Nonprofit organizations serving Miami County, including those focused on improving the quality of life for children, women and families throughout the community, will benefit from grants made recently by The Paul G. Duke Foundation.